Why use Hampshire Tutors?
Hampshire Tutors is a local agency that is based in Hampshire and is run by local, qualified teachers who have worked in schools and colleges in the county. We therefore have an in-depth knowledge of education in Hampshire, and consequently we believe that we are able to offer a more personal service than some of the larger agencies. We are a truly local business and not part of a franchise. We also offer competitive rates for both parents and tutors. We do not charge an agency fee or joining fee.
How do I go about booking a tutor?
Initially prospective clients phone us to discuss their child’s requirements. It could be that the child is struggling with a subject or is particularly gifted and would like to develop their knowledge. It may simply be that a child has lost confidence and would like one-to-one tuition to boost their self-esteem.
After an initial phone call the parent decides whether or not to book a tutor. Once the decision has been taken we select a suitable tutor who will phone the client directly to arrange times for lessons. Payment for lessons is made directly to the tutor at the end of each session. In the unlikely event that any problem arises parents can contact our Tuition Coordinator who is always at hand to deal with any queries.
Where does tuition take place?
Tuition usually takes place in the client’s home. If this is not possible you can talk to our Coordinator to discuss possible alternatives. Please note that for minors a responsible adult must be in attendance in the client’s home since tutors cannot be responsible for the child or client’s house.
Who are your tutors?
Tutors who work for us must be educated to degree level and are qualified teachers or experienced tutors. We select tutors for their qualifications and experience but also for their ability to communicate and build good relationships with young people.
Are tutors vetted?
Yes, tutors are vetted. Proof is required of qualifications, identity and DBS check. References are also asked for and received to prove a tutor’s suitability for tutoring. Tutors must also be willing to show a form of identity (such as a passport) to parents on arrival at the their house if requested.